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Leadership Academy

Committee Leadership  

Michele Siminari
Fairfax Water
(703) 289-6568

Monika Bueltel Wood
Greeley Hansen
Board Liaison

Shawn Heselton
Board Liaison
(757) 460-7016

Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 Leadership Academy Program has been cancelled. The Leadership Academy Committee plans to provide the Leadership Academy Program again in 2021-2022, and the application period will open in Spring 2021.

The VA AWWA/VWEA Academy is focused on providing a training program that facilitates professional growth by enhancing communication and leadership skills through workshops and networking opportunities.

Topics of interest:
• Moral and Ethical Leadership
• Emotional Intelligence
• People Styles
• Project Management


• 3 all day in person workshops
• 4 one hour remote leadership sessions
• WaterJAM Participation
•Committee Involvement

2020-2021 Leadership Academy Details:

Applications open: 5/1/2020. 

Applications close: 6/26/2020.

Application instructions here. 


Program Cost and Inclusions:

The VA AWWA/VWEA Leadership Academy will require a fee of $700 per participant. This cost will include:

  • Kick-off meeting at WaterJAM 2019 (JAM19 registration not required)
  • Three (3) all day workshops with breakfast, snacks, and lunch 
  • WaterJAM2020 Registration where the conclusion meeting will take place 
Program cost will not include:
  • Transportation costs to workshops 
  • Any lodging expenses 
  • WaterJAM2019 registration costs   (Participants may attend the kickoff meeting at JAM 2019 without registering for JAM.)
Invoices for the Leadership Academy will be sent to applicants after acceptance to the course and must be paid in full before the kick-off meeting at WaterJAM 2020.


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